Sept. 18, 2013
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Sun-Mon., Sept. 22-23 -- at Windon Memorial Classic (Lake Forest, Ill.)
Next on the Tee: Windon Memorial Classic
No time to rest! Fresh off hosting the Wolverine Intercollegiate, the University of Michigan men's golf team will waste no time getting back to the course as the Wolverines head to Lake Forest, Ill., for Northwestern's 2013 Windon Memorial Classic, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 22-23. The two-day, 54-hole event will feature a 16-team field with six Big Ten teams playing at the Knollwood Club. The tournament will be set up for a par 72 and 7,202 yards.
The Tournament Field
There will be 16 teams competing in the Windon Memorial Classic, including Arkansas, Coastal Carolina, DePaul, Harvard, Iowa, Kent State, Lamar, Marquette, Michigan, North Texas, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Tulsa and UC Davis.
The Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- Practice Rounds (tee times throughout day)
Sunday, Sept. 22 -- First Round (18), begins at 9 a.m. CT (shotgun)
Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Second Round (18), continuous play following completion of first round
Monday, Sept. 23 -- Final Round (18), begins at 8 a.m. CT (tee times)
The Michigan Lineup
Michigan will have five Wolverines competing at the Windon Memorial Classic. Playing for the Maize and Blue will be: sophomore Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS), sophomore Brett McIntosh (London, Ontario, Canada/Saunders Secondary School), sophomore Andrew Yeager (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central HS), junior Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centreville HS [Va.]) and freshman Bryce Evon (Windsor, Ontario, Canada/Vincent Massey Secondary School).
U-M's Windon Memorial History
Michigan will play in its eighth straight Windon Memorial Classic. U-M swept the team and individual title in 2010 with an 854 team total and Lion Kim's six-under 207 performance. The Wolverines made it two straight years with the individual title as Matt Thompson claimed medalist honors in 2011, tying a tournament record with a five-under 205.
U-M at the Windon
2012, 9th (305-307-304/916)
2011, 8th (286-283-297/866)
2010, 1st (285-287-282/854)
2009, 5th (293-292-303/888)
2008, 7th (294-291-292/877)
2007, t-5th (284-288-294/866)
Last Year at the Windon Memorial Classic
Paced with a top-five finish from Chris O'Neill, Michigan closed with a 304 final round to post a 916 event total and finish ninth at the Windon Memorial Classic held at the Skokie Country Club. O'Neill posted back-to-back career-best single-round totals of one-over 72, helping him to a career-best 218 54-hole event total. [ Recap ]
Chris O'Neill and Brett McIntosh have not missed a start in their young careers, playing in 13 consecutive events. O'Neill has finished as the top Wolverine in seven of his 13 events, while McIntosh has led three times. The duo has finished 1-2 among U-M golfers at an event four times.
Chris O'Neill opened the 2013-14 season in grand fashion, playing to a career-best medalist runner-up finish at the Wolverine Intercollegiate. He tallied a career-best seven-under 206 tournament total after rounds of two-under 69, even-par 71 and a career-best five-under 66 in the closing round.
Andrew Yeager opened his 2013-14 season lowering his 54-hole tournament career best by 16 strokes after he tallied a 216 (73-72-71). His prior best was a 232 posted at the 2013 Hoosier Invitational.
Bryce Evon (tie-37th) and Reed Hrynewich (56th) made their collegiate debuts at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, starting their first events. Tom Swanson did not participate as he continues to rest from a summer injury.
Michigan's roster features two left-handed golfers -- sophomore Brett McIntosh and freshman Reed Hrynewich. U-M's last lefty was Kevin Dore (2004-07).
Chris Whitten begins his eighth season with the U-M men's golf program. He spent five years (2006-11) as an assistant coach before serving as the head coach over the last three seasons.
Nick Pumford begins this third season as assistant coach at his alma mater. He was a four-year varsity letterwinner (2006-09), starting 29 of 33 career events. He helped U-M to a semifinal appearance at the 2009 NCAA Championship.
LAST TIME OUT
Opening the 2013-14 season, Michigan posted a third-place showing its own Wolverine Intercollegiate, held at the U-M Golf Course. Chris O'Neill led U-M with a career-best medalist runner-up finish after posting a career-best seven-under 206 total, including a career-best final-round five-under 66. Brett McIntosh tied for sixth, and Andrew Yeager posted a career-best event as he tied for 16th. [ Recap ]
Sun-Tue., Oct. 6-8 -- at Erin Hills Collegiate (Erin, Wis.)
Mon-Tue., Oct. 14-15 -- at AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic (Duluth, Ga.)
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423